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Fatal flaws in Kimberley coal mine proposal: submission

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Environment groups will today hand over to the EPA a detailed submission in response to the proposal from Rey Resources Ltd to dig the first coal mine in the Kimberley – on the edge of the Fitzroy River. 
 
 
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Advisory group’s plan won’t save Leadbeater’s Possum

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Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group compromised by logging lobby group.  Advisory group could not consider stopping logging of Leadbeater Possum’s habitat.  Leadbeater’s Possum needs large Great Forest National Park to survive. 
The recommendations of the Victoria Government’s Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group will not stop the extinction of the state’s endangered animal emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum, the Wilderness Society said today.
 
 
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Key Victorian state seats oppose native forest logging subsidies

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75% of Monbulk residents reject subsidies for logging Leadbeater’s Possum habitat. Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group’s findings expected at Monbulk Community Cabinet meeting today. Leadbeater’s Possum needs large Great Forest National Park to survive. The vast majority of people in two key Victorian marginal seats oppose the continued use of taxpayer money to subsidise native forest logging, according to a recent poll by Lonergan Research.
 
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Shree Minerals admits acid producing waste to be twenty times higher than approvals for Tarkine mine

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A Shree Minerals document obtained from the EPA by Save the Tarkine under a Right to Information request has disclosed that Shree Minerals notified the EPA in October that it’s data submitted for Nelson Bay River permit assessments was underestimated by a factor of twenty times.
 
The predicted quantity of acid producing waste rock was 11,700 BCM (bank cubic metres) while the company disclosed in October after approvals that the correct figure was 230,000 BCM.
 
 

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